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The Venetian Sitting Room in the apartment of Samuel H. Kress as it appeared in 1939.

The Venetian Sitting Room in the apartment of Samuel H. Kress as it appeared in 1939.

The Archive of the Kress Foundation is comprised of historical records and other materials related to the Kress Collection, its formation and eventual distribution to regional and academic art museums throughout the United States. There are also materials related to the early history of the Kress Foundation.

A finding aid for the Samuel H. Kress Foundation records can be accessed here:
http://archive.kressfoundation.org

Request a Research Visit

The Archive is open to researchers by appointment only.

Please email info@kressfoundation.org with the following information to request an appointment:

  1. Name
  2. Institutional affiliation, and title
  3. Research focus
  4. Records you would like to view (please consult the finding aid and be specific)
  5. Preferred date and time of your visit to the Archive

Digital Collections

The Dealer Correspondence and Bills of Sale related to the Kress Collection have been digitized and digital copies of these records are available to researchers upon request. See Series 1.7b in the finding aid for a list of digitized records.